October 21, 2022 – TDS Telecommunications, LLC (TDS®) has broken ground on a substantial fiber network expansion in the New London, Minnesota area. The project will bring fiber-to-the-premises connections to more than 3,700 residential and business addresses across Brooten, Danube, Kerkhoven, New London, Pennock, and Spicer. The expansion, funded entirely by TDS, grows the availability of up to 1Gig symmetrical internet to homes, and up to 10Gig dedicated connections to businesses.
“We’ve been a proud part of these communities for more than 50 years and we couldn’t be more excited to invest in these network upgrades,” says Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Drew Petersen. “Fiber is the gold-standard technology because it delivers the reliable, fast upload and download speeds people want for remote work, school, healthcare, and to have the best entertainment experience at home.”
Construction work on the projects includes burying conduit and fiber cable underground in utility easement areas. The first customers are expected to be connected next summer, with launches continuing in phases as work is completed.
TDS’ fiber infrastructure delivers a range of symmetrical internet options of up to 1Gig for homes, with all options including equal download and upload speeds. Businesses in the fiber footprint gain dedicated connections up to 10G, as well as phone service including managedIP, a hosted Voice of IP (VoIP) solution for businesses. The network upgrades will bring TDS TV+ as a new option for all addresses included in the build. TDS TV+ is the company’s full-featured TV product that includes a cloud DVR and integrates with popular video and music streaming services.
TDS recently completed multiple fiber network expansion projects in Minnesota, wrapping up construction in Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Breezy Point, and Jenkins, Minnesota reaching nearly 2,900 additional addresses with super high-speed connections.
TDS has served customers in the area for 53 years. The Wisconsin-based company, which started as a group of small telecoms, is now a leader in fiber deployment and serves customers in more than 1,100 communities in 32 states.
Brooten, Danube, Kerkhoven, New London, Pennock, and Spicer residents can visit TDSFiber.com or call 1-888-225-5837 for more information.